25 Fist-Pumping Quotes From Instagram’s Most Inspirational Feminist

Love, Self

You'll be feeling ALL the feels.

When you think of poetry, ShakespeareKeats and iambic pentameter probably come to mind. Like me, your teachers probably forced you to dissect line after line in hopes that you would decipher the deeper meaning. And since then, you probably haven’t read much poetry.

But don’t give up on poetry just yet! Instagram poets like Tyler Knott Gregson, Matt Baker and K. Towne Jr. are helping to change the way you think.

And no one has tried harder to do that than poet Nikita Gill.

 

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Not only did she hold her head high after 137 rejection letters from publishers (Ladies! Let this be a lesson), this impassioned woman took her poetry to social media and today she has almost 80 THOUSAND followers on Instagram. Holy CRAP. Thousands of people, including several A-list celebrities, have shared, re-posted and re-grammed her  best work on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr.

And it’s no surprise why ... her poems are as beautiful as they are honest — and because of that, they touch the souls of every woman who reads them.

“A lot of young girls reach out to me. I am a feminist writer that likes to focus on empowering women through poetry," Gill said in an interview with Vocativ

I was very lucky to have a progressive father who always told me I am a lioness, not to ever let anyone tell me that I am less. You’ll see that image a lot in my poetry.”


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And empower women she does. Her poems are infused with the purest form of feminism. She writes about everything from first love to heartbreak and everything in between, all while reminding women that they should never, EVER doubt their self worth. 

Read through these 25 poems about love and self-empowerment and see why London-based poet Nikita Gill is SO amazing, and check out her newly published book, Your Soul Is A River, for the longer versions of her poems. 

If you're searching for the best quotes and memes to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself) ... look no further! From the sweetest love quotesinspirational sayings, and hilarious friendship truths, we've got you covered.

On your first love.
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On what true love is.
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On dealing with your monsters.
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On the devastating power of love.
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On being who you want to be.
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On how to be a badass woman.
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On embracing your uniqueness.
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On letting go of certain people in your life.
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On how powerful women are.
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On the commanding force of a woman.
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On accepting that some men just aren't worth your time.
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On belonging to no one.
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On being lonely in a relationship.
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On being cautious in love.
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On what you deserve to get from love.
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On learning how to take the good and the bad.
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On why you are enough.
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On accepting the bad parts of yourself.
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On who you should fall in love with.
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On the power of a good kiss.
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On how you should not let others treat you.
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On being alive.
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On who the real monsters are.
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On appreciating and knowing what you are worth.
Photo: Nikita Gill

 

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